Our extravagant Elephant is placed in the centre of the Great Hall and is an integral feature of Allerton Castle. The Elephant is made from a single piece of Rose wood. Rose wood is now an endangered material. The Elephant came from the Maharajah of Mysore’s palace in India.
This is typically a Victorian period souvenir from one of their Grand Tours. #history #rosewood #elephant #castle #tours
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The Rosewood massacre was a racially motivated massacre of black people and destruction of a black town that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida.
At least six black people and two white people were killed, though eyewitness accounts suggested a death toll as high as 150.
It all started when white men from several nearby towns lynched a black Rosewood resident because of accusations that a white woman had been beaten and possibly raped by a black man.
The town's black citizens rallied together to defend themselves against further attacks, a mob of several hundred whites combed the countryside hunting for black people, and burned almost every structure in Rosewood.
Survivors from the town hid for several days in nearby swamps until they were evacuated by train and car to larger towns.
No arrests were made for what happened in Rosewood.
Mary Hall Daniels, last known survivor, died in Jacksonville, Florida at age 98, on May 2, 2018.